Foxtrot 1 & Sierra 1 2018 Adventures Day 6 – Participating In A Fish Identification Survey
written by mate, Zoe Leech
June 28, 2018
Last night was a full moon as we all slept in Dead’s Man Bay. We woke up early to a rain sprinkled deck and all the crew sleeping in their various cabins protected indoors. A few students did yoga on the bow as the clouds broke apart with the rising sun. All the boats swayed to and fro on their moorings peacefully.
The divers took a wild ride over to Salt Island from Dead Man’s where we boarded the dive boat. While the divers were on their underwater adventure, the other students had a squally sail to the Indians where they learned about fish morphology and how to identify the beautiful reef fish that we are lucky enough to see most days. The students participated in the Fish ID survey and headed off to the Pirate’s Bight at Norman Island for some time to relax and do water sporting in the afternoon.
The divers came back to join their home boats for dinner and shared stories of large turtles and lots of learning. After dinner, the boats were cleaned and students gathered for games and laughter before settling in for a well-deserved sleep.
The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.